Kevin McCloskey

Saturday, October 13, 11AM

Join us for a a funny and informative visit with author and illustrator Kevin McCloskey, author and illustrator of the Giggle and Learn books series!

Ever wonder why worms are squishy? Or how they see? How fast can a pigeon fly?* And what's the deal with snail mucus?

Kevin McCloskey is here to answer these questions and more, all while making you laugh. Little naturalists and comic lovers alike will love these books and this fun event.


*hint: faster than a car!


Saturday, 13 October 2018 - 11:00am
Snails Are Just My Speed! (Giggle and Learn) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943145270
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Toon Books - May 2018

Did you know snails build roads like engineers and go undercover in camouflage like spies? Did you know they can be smaller than a seed or bigger than a grown-up's hand? Kevin McCloskey mixes snail science, art, and hilarity for the newest book in his Giggle and Learn series, praised by The New York Times as "a winning combination of facts and gross-out fun.

We Dig Worms! (Giggle and Learn) Cover Image
By Kevin McCloskey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781935179801
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Toon Books - April 14th, 2015

What do worms do all day? How do they see? And why are they so cold and squishy? Find out by going on an underground tour through the hidden world of earthworms. Kevin McCloskey's book even shows readers what's happening inside a worm's body--brain, crop, gizzard, and more. The book takes young readers from "ew " to "wow " as they learn about the different ways worms work hard to help the earth. Kids may pick up many of the life science lessons contained here on their first read, but they'll return to We Dig Worms again and again to rediscover its story. Deceptively simple, humble yet charming, this little book reaches surprising depths . . . just like, well, a worm

Something's Fishy (Toon Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943145157
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Toon Books - April 4th, 2017

Some fish breathe air and some fish fly, but the most wonderful fish of all turns out to be the one you've got at home. In another offering of the beloved Giggle and Learn series, Kevin McCloskey blends science, art, and comedy to reveal the true story behind the common goldfish.

The Real Poop on Pigeons (Giggle and Learn) Cover Image
By Kevin McCloskey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781935179931
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Toon Books - April 19th, 2016

Did you know a pigeon can fly faster than a car and farther than a small airplane? Or that they have something unusual in common with penguins, flamingos, and even the dodo? With his trademark mix of humor, well-researched facts, and artistry, Kevin McCloskey delivers the straight poop on these humble creatures, which turn out to be...coo, coo, COOL

Kevin McCloskey, who teaches illustration at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, learned about pigeons from Vinnie Torre, one of Hoboken's last pigeon racers. He dedicated this book to his children, even if his daughter is a little skittish on the subject since a flock of pigeons descended on the family during a visit to London's Trafalgar Square. He says he considered painting the pictures here on roofing material (because pigeons flock to roofs) but settled instead for painting on a pigeon-blue Fabriano paper, the kind used by Picasso.

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